On This Day

Year 2009 in Music History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

  • Oct 3 Robert Kirby, British music arranger (Nick Drake), dies at 61
  • Oct 4 Mercedes Sosa, Argentinian singer (exponent of nueva canción), dies at 74
  • Oct 10 Stephen Gately, Irish pop singer (Boyzone - "A Different Beat"; "No Matter What") dies of a congenital heart defect at 33
  • Oct 12 Dickie Peterson American musician (b. 1948)
  • Oct 13 Roger Nixon, American composer, dies at 88
  • Oct 13 Al Martino [Jasper Cini], American singer and actor (Here in My Heart, The Godfather), dies at 82
  • Oct 17 Vic Mizzy, American composer and band leader (themes to Green Acres and The Addams Family), dies at 93
  • Oct 26 George Na'ope, American musician (b. 1928)
  • Oct 30 Norton Buffalo [Phillip Jackson], American singer-songwriter and country and blues harmonica player, dies of cancer at 58
  • Oct 31 Ron Gowans, Australian jazz saxophonist, dies of cancer at 83
  • Nov 5 Félix Luna, Argentine historian and lyricist, dies at 84
  • Nov 16 Edward Woodward, British singer and actor (Breaker Morant, Wickerman), dies at 79
  • Nov 18 Bill Narum, American counter-culture figure, illustrator and rock poster and album art designer (ZZ Top), dies at 62
  • Nov 20 H.C. Robbins Landon, American musicologist (Haydn: Chronicle and Works), dies at 83
  • Nov 23 Richard Graham Meale, Australian composer (Three Miró Pieces; Voss), dies at 77
  • Nov 24 Kan Ishii, Japanese composer (Marimo), dies at 88
  • Nov 24 Hale Smith, American composer, dies at 84
  • Dec 1 Gustavo Adolfo Palma, Guatemalan singer (b. 1920)
  • Dec 1 Ramses Shaffy, Dutch singer and cabaret actor (Zaak MP, Liefdesbekentenissen), dies at 76
  • Dec 2 Eric Woolfson, Scottish singer and producer (The Alan Parsons Project), dies at 64
  • Dec 8 Luis Días, Dominican Composer (b. 1952).
  • Dec 13 Aubrey Bowman, British pianist, composer, and conductor (Workman's Music Association), dies from injuries after being struck by a car at 91
  • Dec 18 Oskar Danon, Yugoslav conductor (Belgrade Opera, 1944-65), dies at 96
  • Dec 20 James Gurley, American rock lead guitarist (Big Brother and the Holding Company), dies of a heart attack at 69
  • Dec 25 Vic Chesnutt, American singer and songwriter (b. 1964)
  • Dec 25 Tony "T-Bone" Bellamy, American rock guitarist (Redbone), dies of liver failure at 63
  • Dec 26 Felix Wurman, American cellist and composer, dies of Cancer at 51
  • Dec 28 James Owen Sullivan, American drummer and songwriter (Avenged Sevenfold) dies aged 28
  • Dec 30 Rowland S. Howard, Australian guitarist (The Birthday Party) (b. 1959)